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Remembering Nelson Henry

  Nelson Henry’s son Dean contacted me out of the blue one day after hearing about one of my clients, Helen James, on the Today Show.  Helen, a woman in her 90s, decided to challenge a bad discharge she received from the Air Force because of being a lesbian.  Dean was touched by the story … Continue reading “Remembering Nelson Henry”

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The U.S. Women’s Soccer Gender Equity Battle Mirrors the Struggle of Our Nation’s Girls

The players get to games through second-class travel, are denied equal training and medical support, use more dangerous, inferior facilities, and are under-promoted compared to their male peers, among a range of inequities. Sounds like the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team? Indeed, but this is also the daily plight of millions of girls across the … Continue reading “The U.S. Women’s Soccer Gender Equity Battle Mirrors the Struggle of Our Nation’s Girls”

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Carole Vigne Answers Common Questions About Unemployment Insurance from The New York Times

LAAW's Carole Vigne, director of the Wage Protection Program, answers a series of questions from the New York Times about the Employment Development Department's ability to disburse unemployment funds, how someone can check the status of an unemployment claim, Pandemic Unemployment Insurance, and much more.
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Rachael Langston Talks to MarketWatch about Remote Work for People with Disabilities

Staff Attorney Rachael Langston speaks to MarketWatch about the availability of remote work for people with disabilities.
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Jenna Gerry Talks about “Why It’s Hard to File for Unemployment Right Now” with KQED

LAAW's Jenna Gerry, an attorney in the Work & Family program, talks about the difficulties filing for unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Carole Vigne discusses how “California’s Unemployment Agency Struggles to Meet Demand” on KQED’s Forum

Carole Vigne discusses California's Employment Development Program (EDD), and its difficulties coping with unprecedented demand for Unemployment Insurance benefits during the COVID-19 crisis on KQED's "Forum."
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Carole Vigne talks about Unemployment Benefits for People Serving Penalties with KTVU

Carole Vigne, staff attorney and director of LAAW's Wage Protection Program, talks to KTVU about unemployment eligibility for people serving overpayment penalties and the Employment Development Department's ability to process these claims.
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LAAW’s George Warner of the Wage Protection Program Discusses Filing for Unemployment as a Self-employed Worker in California

LAAW's George Warner of the Wage Protection Program joined KPCC/LAist for a live virtual event to discuss filing for unemployment for self-employed Californians. California's Employment Development Department (EDD) began accepting unemployment claims from self-employed Californians, who wouldn't qualify for unemployment benefits.
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George Warner Answers Questions about Gig Worker Unemployment Benefits on KCBS Radio

LAAW's George Warner answers questions on KCBS Radio's "Ask an Expert" segment regarding unemployment benefits for gig economy workers in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
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